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brother, tamerlan, killed in a gun battle early friday morning while wearing explosives strapped to his chest, may have instigated the plot and persuaded dzhokhar to join him, but why? the brothers originally from chechnya, were raised in the u.s., living in the same house, and seemed to fit in. both were athletic. dzhokhar, a wrestler, and tamerlan, a boxer. who hoped to be on the u.s. olympic team. but in recent years, tamerlan had changed and became radicalized, according to his uncle, who says he then spoke to a family friend. >> he said there is someone who brainwashed him, some newly convert to islam. >> reporter: in 2011, russian intelligence, concerned about the threat of chech knowian terrorism asked the fbi to investigate tamerlan, based on information that he was a follower of radical islam and that he had changed drastically since 2010, according to an fbi statement. the fbi says a checked databases, interviewed tamerlan and family members, but quote did not find any terrorism activity, domestic or foreign. the fbi says it asked the russians for more, but never got answers.
Apr 21, 2013 11:00am PDT
-old tamerlan tsarnaev, to any, any terrorist organization per se, but the chairman of the house intelligence committee says the older tsarnaev who was killed after the shootout with police, may have become seriously radicalized by islamic extremists when he went to russia last year. here's what the house homeland security chairman had to say today on cnn's state of the union. >> there were reports they had suicide vests on. you don't learn that overnight. i personally believe that this man received training when he was over there, and he radicalized from 2010 to the present, and nine months after he comes back from the chechen region, he pulled off the largest terror attack since 9/11. >> after a dramatic shootout with police that killed his older brother and then eluding police in an intense day-long manhunt, dzhokhar tsarnaev is hospitalized. he's described as being in serious but stable condition. elizabeth cohen is outside the beth israel deaconess medical center where he's being treated. elizabeth, update our viewers on the very latest. >> right, what we know, wolf, is a few more specif
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tamerlan, killed in a shoot-out with police early friday. and with federal charges certain to be filed in the deaths of four people and the wounding of hundreds more, jim, tsarnaev could face the death penalty. >> axelrod: thank you, dean. our john miller is a former assistant director of the s.b.i., and he joins us now. hat are you hearing about the condition of dzhokar tsarnaev? >> reporter: well, he's not in good shape. he lost a lot of blood. he has a bullet wound to what appears to be the back of his neck and another to... to his leg. but that bullet wound is actually pretty intriguing to investigators. of course, he and his brother were in a big shoot-out, but they're saying that that wound to the back of the neck is very possibly a suicide attempt. they say it appears from the wound that he might have stuck a iun in his mouth and fired and hetually just went out the back outhis neck without killing him. that's one of the reasons he's unable to communicate. ut he can understand what they're saying, and they believe dhere's going to be a point where he'll be able to talk to anem.
Apr 21, 2013 7:00am PDT
as the carjacking. all of which happened just hours before he and his brother, tamerlan engaged in a bloody firefight with police. tamerlan tsarnaev died and dzhokhar tsarnaev fleeing. is ordeal coming to a dramatic end. in these remarkable images, it reveals that dzhokhar tsarnaev was hiding in this boat. parked beside a home in watertown, massachusetts. >> we have movement in the boat. >> reporter: a robot was later brought in to remove the boat's tarp. out of fear he might have been wearing an explosive device. >> we can't believe that, first of all, that it came to watertown and secondly it's right on our street. >> reporter: but, even as boston cheers dzhokhar tsarnaev capture, but police say this case is far from over. later this afternoon, family and friends of one of the bombing victims will gather for her wake, 29-year-old krystle campbell will be laid to rest tomorrow. dan? >> we cannot forget how her mother said after her death, it was just simply a waste. byron pitts reporting from boston this morning. thank you. >>> let's dig into those new pictures that came overnight. infrare
Apr 21, 2013 1:00am PDT
, the fbi knew about tamerlan tsarnaev as far back as 2011. and can anything be done to prevent these kinds of attacks in a free society? [ male announcer ] at his current pace, bob will retire when he's 153, which would be fine if bob were a vampire. but he's not. ♪ he's an architect with two kids and a mortgage. luckily, he found someone who gave him a fresh perspective on his portfolio. and with some planning and effort, hopefully bob can retire at a more appropriate age. it's not rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. >> judge jeanine: could the boston bombings have been prehe vented. the fbi admits that they spoke with the older brother in 2011 at the request of most likely the russian government who wore relationshipped that tamerlan the older brother was a follower of radical islam. so, did someone drop the ball? with us, former fbi special agent on the bin laden unit, jack and joining him is the assistant director of the fbi counter terrorism division terry joins us from san francisco. i will start with you terry. is someone in trouble here? >> judge, we will
Apr 21, 2013 7:00am PDT
in it's a region with deep ties to extremism. authorities are investigating tamerlan's trip to russia and his posting of videos on the internet when he came back. john bolton, former ambassador to the united nations joinses as he does every sunday. good morning, ambassador. >> good morning, eric. glad to be with you. >> the chechnyan terrorists have the blood of hundreds on their hands. are they a threat to us? >> potentially they are. that's an important question for investigators to answer, not because of anything having to do with their desire from chechnyan nndz froneppedzindependence frot because ove many chechnyan actis are radicalized. now their terrorist activities are in places as diverse as throughout the middle east and afghanisn, having nothing to do with russia about having to do with islamic extremism. that's a working hypothesis, something we ought to be investigating. >> there are reports that the chechnyn rebels are denying any link with the brothers, saying their war is with russia, not the u.s. how does that play out if this is indeed the case? >> there are two moti
Apr 21, 2013 9:00am PDT
questions in the boston marathon bombing. what was the motive? the f.b.i. says it interviewed tamerlan tsarnaev in 2011 after being told by a foreign government, reportedly russia, he had become a follower of riradical islam. they found no evidence of terrorist activity at that time. did the chech anyian brothers act alone or was it a broughter plan with coconspiracies in the u.s. or overseas? wayne simmons, a former c.i.a. analyst and joins us now with some insight. thank you for coming in today. >> always a pleasure. >> i want to ask you about this. the way that the bombs they use have had been described, you know, many law enforcement sources said they were too sophisticated for somebody who was going to google and throw something together that the brothers had to have training at some point. for what they are accused of doing. what do you make of that? >> all of us, first of all, those agree that nothing today is 100% certain. that is where we need to start. if i had to make a guess, i would remind guys like me that 12 years ago, 13 years ago the chechens were in afghanistan trying